Anna is Ready

NooooooOOooooOOoooooooooo!!!! I’m having too good a summer to be thinking about autumn winter fashion. NOT NOW PLEASE. The sun is blazing, the shades are on, the sandals are in daily use- I’M NOT READY.

Anna is though. Anna is ready and raring to go with the White collection launching this week. Luxurious fabrics, sultry looks and beautiful prints- everything you expect from an Anna Scholz collection plus a new print that incorporates Anna’s own fingerprint. Now that’s what you call a signature feature. See below for preview images from the campaign- if you can stand it in this weather.

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Waiter, there are flies on my cake

My latest shop items feature a delightful sweet treats print on cotton poplin. Mille Feuille, macaroons, eclairs- these two items have them all in abundance. I can make these in all sizes- just message me at fatgirlclothes at yahoo dot com for info or open an Etsy convo. PS- Skirt can be made to any length.

Beloved Endeavour on Etsy

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My First Time

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Are you getting married? Is that your baptismal dress? Both comments I’ve heard today. No, and no.

I’ve never worn a white dress. Apart from white vests and tees, I don’t even have any white clothes*. White is just not a colour that I wear and technically speaking its not even a colour at all, really. It’s a well known fact that I love brights so when people see me in white I understand the propensity to think there must be a logical reason behind it. I bought this in  Monsoon last summer but have never worn it. It was the embroidered spots that caught my eye, the Little House On The Prairie styling that reeled me in, and the sale price that sealed the deal. The look with the natural tan accessories and soft hairstyle is somewhat puritanical, and I feel like I should be skipping barefoot through a meadow, but in a strange way I feel kind of… liberated from colour. Is this a normal reaction to wearing all white? There was a guy at my church who only ever wore white clothing. I used to think he was a little odd. I know his motivation was more spiritual than sartorial, but I’m beginning to see the appeal. Am I losing my mind? Someone please help before I lose it completely and start bleaching all my clothes.

If you want to try out the washing-powder-white look I’ve done some searching for the best white dresses I could find. Just prepare yourself for the questions.

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*Oh, I forgot about this blouse.

1.ASOS dress, £45,

2. Jibri, £107

3. Simply Be, £27.50,

4. Dorothy Perkins £33.75

5. Monif C, $158

6. Ashley Stewart $49.50


Swingin’ Sixties

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Handmade Summertime Brights

tHREE ITS THE MAGIC NUMBERLatest handmade additions to the shop. Varying sizes, prices £26- £35. Click image to go straight there.


Better than pocket money

Having blogged for over five years I’ve had my fair share of freebies from various companies, all of which I have been very grateful for and have had many a happy occasion wearing. However, none of these blogging gifts have meant as much to me as this outfit here…..

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There’s a saying that my mother has repeated at least a thousand times over the course of my life, and that is, “Good friends are better than pocket money.”  I have to agree with her. I’ve had this outfit now for around three months and I’ve been patiently waiting for the combination of good weather, and a church day to wear it. (Don’t you just hate wasting a great outfit on a not-so-great event?) It’s not a gift from a major brand, but a gift from fellow blogger Gaelle of The Curvy and Curly Closet. It’s not my birthday, its not Christmas, and I’ve done nothing to deserve it. Gaelle is just a wonderfully kind person who for some reason thought of me when she could have been thinking of so many other people and things. It’s custom made in Senegal by Belya Design using a traditional but modern bold geometric print on cotton fabric, and is fully lined. If I had chosen the fabric myself I couldn’t have chosen one more suited to my tastes. I’ve only met Gaelle once but she knows me so well- a testament to the power of the internet. I’ve had lots of compliments all day and I’ve felt great wearing it. In fact now that I think about it, this is my first ever “suit” of any description.

Gaelle, a hundred million thank you’s! May God continue to bless you- MWAH!


Vital Statistics

New shop item!

I’m on a sewing roll! This week’s addition to the shop comes in the form of this bold cotton top with a measuring tape print. The bodice is fitted and has an open ended zip at the back so that the back opens up completely. Unlike the world print top, the zipper is hidden. This beauty is a size 22 but I I have more fabric so if you would like one custom made, please ask! Detailed measurements are:

Bust: 49.5″/ 126cm
Waist: 45.5″/ 115cm
Shoulder to hem length: 28.5″/73cm
Sleeve length: 8.5″/ 22cm
Cuff: 9.5″/ 24cm

There’s a certain irony is a larger woman wearing clothing that’s covered in measurements as many of us keep our vital statistics a closely guarded secret. This top laughs in the face of such contrived modesty and is not for the faint of heart!

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